Arrests in Lichfield and Burntwood as part of Operation Trojan

People from Lichfield and Burntwood have been arrested as part of a crackdown by police.

Operation Trojan took place yesterday (March 4) across all of the Trent Valley policing division’s neighbourhood policing units.

Nineteen men and five women were arrested for crimes including assault, theft, fraud, handling stolen goods, drug possession and outstanding court warrants.

Detective Inspector Paul Downing, from Trent Valley division’s Serious Acquisitive Crime Team, co-ordinated the day.

He said:

“Around 40 officers took part in the operation which enabled us to make early arrests of suspects involved in ongoing criminal inquiries. The majority of those arrested were released on bail pending further inquiries or charged, while four went to court concerning outstanding warrants, two were cautioned and one was released without charge.”

Neighbourhood police officers and detectives were involved in the initiative which is set to be repeated in the coming months.

Superintendent Selwyn Burton, from Trent Valley division, added:

“This is a further example of our determination to protect and re-assure local communities. It’s a reminder to criminals that we will be relentless in our efforts to bring them to justice.”

Anyone with information about crime in their area should ring Staffordshire Police on 0300 123 4455 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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